Nippon Decimal Classification

The Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC, also called the Nippon Decimal System) is a system of library classification developed for mainly Japanese language books maintained by the Japan Library Association since 1956. It is based on the Dewey Decimal System. The system is based upon using each successive digit to divide into nine divisions with the digit zero used for those not belonging to any of the divisions.

Main classes

The system is made up of ten categories:

Description of the classes

000 General

100 Philosophy

200 History

300 Social Sciences

400 Natural Sciences

500 Technology & Engineering

600 Industry and Commerce

700 Arts

800 Language

900 Literature

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